Pruritus Vulvae Prevention
Prevention of pruritus vulvae includes:
- Gently rinse the vulva while bathing.
- Do not clean the vulva with soap.
- Dry the genitals carefully after bathing.
- Remove wet clothing immediately after swimming.
- Urinate before and after intercourse.
- Wipe from front to back after urinating:
- This reduces the spread of bacteria from the anus, to the vulva.
- To help keep the vulva dry:
- Wear moisture-wicking underwear.
- Wear loose-fitting clothes.
- Avoid constrictive clothing, such as nylons.
- Change tampons every 4 to 6 hours during your period.
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